Le chant des oiseaux
initiation à la musique classiqueBook Plus CD - 2013 | French
This vibrant, engaging assortment offers children an entertaining introduction to the French language. From stories of friendship, family, discovery, and self-esteem to silly, snappy songs of one-of-a-kind barnyard animals, lullabies, and segments of classical music, children tune in to a variety of musical styles and multicultural experiences. The accompanying CDs provide children an opportunity to hear the pronunciation of the words and sing along as they learn the language. A children's picture book and CD featuring bird songs as an introduction to classical music Throughout history birds have caught the imagination of composers and inspired their creativity, and this selection of works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and others introduces children to classical music through the discovery of the melodious similarities between notes produced by instruments such as the flute, the organ, and the harpsichord and the birds' songs. In addition to lovely illustrations, the book features a glossary of musical terms, a short biography of each composer, and a brief description of each bird evoked or mentioned in the composition. The accompanying CD offers excerpts of 20 different recordings--ranging from The Goldfinch , Hens and Roosters , and The Dance of the Swans to The Cuckoo and the Nightingale , Piano Concerto N , and Dance of the Firebird --performed by world-class luminaries including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra.
Publisher: [Montreal, Quebec] : La Montagne Secrète, 
Branch Call Number: FRE X781 GERHARD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 x 21 cm + 1 enhanced CD ((26 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Alternative Title: Listen to the birds. (in English)